Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) and Entertainment One (OTCMKTS:ENTMF) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
15.6% of Genius Brands International shares are owned by institutional investors. 60.0% of Genius Brands International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Genius Brands International and Entertainment One’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Genius Brands International||$5.33 million||3.89||-$4.90 million||N/A||N/A|
|Entertainment One||$1.42 billion||1.51||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Entertainment One has higher revenue and earnings than Genius Brands International.
Risk and Volatility
Genius Brands International has a beta of -0.6, indicating that its stock price is 160% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Entertainment One has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Genius Brands International and Entertainment One, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Genius Brands International||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Genius Brands International currently has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 168.22%. Given Genius Brands International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Genius Brands International is more favorable than Entertainment One.
This table compares Genius Brands International and Entertainment One’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Genius Brands International||-119.73%||-42.24%||-24.45%|
Genius Brands International beats Entertainment One on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Genius Brands International Company Profile
Genius Brands International, Inc., a content and brand management company, creates and licenses animated multimedia content for toddlers to tweens worldwide. The company offers Thomas Edison's Secret Lab, a STEM-based comedy adventure series; Baby Genius, a catalogue of songs, music videos, and toys, which feature classic nursery rhymes, learning songs, classical music, holiday favorites, and others for toddlers; and Warren Buffet's Secret Millionaire's Club, an animated series for kids. It also develops and produces animated series, such as Llama Llama, SpacePop, Stan Lee's Cosmic Crusaders, and Rainbow Rangers. In addition, the company acts as a licensing agent for Llama Llama. It serves various customers and partners, including broadcasters, consumer products licensees, and retailers. Genius Brands International, Inc. sells its products directly at retail stores or through online retailers. The company was formerly known as Pacific Entertainment Corporation and changed its name to Genius Brands International, Inc. in October 2011. Genius Brands International, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Beverly Hills, California.
Entertainment One Company Profile
Entertainment One Ltd. engages in the acquisition, development, production, financing, distribution, and sale of family, television (TV), music, and film content rights across various media worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Family & Brands, Television, and Film. It distributes and sells films on screens in theatres and digitally, on DVDs and Blu-rays, and on TV; develops, produces, and distributes TV content across genres, platforms, and territories; and records, distributes, and licenses albums and songs. The company is also involved in the merchandise sales activities, as well as in the distribution of music and video. Its content rights library includes approximately 80,000 hours of film and television content; and 40,000 music tracks. Entertainment One Ltd. was founded in 1973 and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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